A UK-based Iranian influence organization joins the Global Muslim Brotherhood in alleging Western double standards and racism with respect to the Russian war on Ukraine. The UK-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has released a short video by its chairman Massoud Shadjareh who says:
March 11, 2022, what we are seeing now, the political and the media narrative that has been playing out; the double standards, the racism, the abuses comparing what we are hearing regarding Ukraine and what we are hearing regarding Palestine or Yemen or Libya or Syria, how racism is actually demonising the refugees from these places in comparison to everyone coming forward to help the refugees from Ukraine. This is outrageous. But while it’s outrageous, I have to say, if we really understand the narrative of colonial system and US hegemony, we shouldn’t be surprised.
Watch the full video here.
The Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) has covered here, here, and here similar attempts by multiple elements of the Global Muslim Brotherhood to shift the narrative on Ukraine to conflicts in the Middle East.
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is a UK-based NGO founded in 1997 and has had Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2007. The IHRC website says it works with different organizations from Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds “to campaign for justice for all peoples regardless of their racial, confessional, or political background.” The IHRC is considered supportive of the Iranian regime and for many years has been central to organizing the events of the annual International Quds Day, initiated by the Iranian revolutionary regime.
For more on the IHRC, go here.